Reaction to fatal Covenant School shooting in Nashville

The shooting left three children, three adults and the shooter dead.
Nashville mayor spoke with Hoda Kotb on the Today Show Tuesday morning.
Published: Mar. 27, 2023 at 1:56 PM CDT|Updated: Mar. 28, 2023 at 8:59 AM CDT
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - A shooting at the Covenant Presbyterian School has left three students, three adults, and the shooter dead.

The shooter was identified as Audrey Hale, a former student, according to the Metro Nashville Police Department.

The victims have been identified as Evelyn Dieckhaus, Hallie Scruggs, and William Kinney, all children, Cynthia Peak, age 61, Katherine Koonce, age 60, and Mike Hill, age 61.

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Reaction to news of the tragic shooting is pouring in from all over the country, including President Biden and the First Lady. The President also ordered flags at all federal and military buildings across the country to fly at half-staff to show “respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on March 27, 2023, in Nashville, Tennessee.”

President Joe Biden commented on the shooting before a previously-scheduled event at the White House.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and Mayor John Cooper are also among those who have acknowledged the shooting and offered their support.